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North American Droughts

1st Edition

Edited by Norman J. Rosenberg


178 pages

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This book explores the effects of past droughts on the social, cultural, and political life of the population of North America; the possible effects of drought on energy- and technology-intensive society; and the ramifications of drought for the national economy.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1. History of American Droughts 2. Drought: Characteristics and Assessment 3. Drought Impacts on American Agricultural Productivity 4. Drought: An Economic Perspective 5. Social and Political Impacts of Drought 6. Strategies in the Event of Drought 7. Technological Options for Crop Production in Drought 8. State and Federal Responses to the 1977 Drought 9. Forecasting Future Droughts: Is It Possible?

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